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New Space News
News from the Front
Issue #17, November 1, 2006 © 2005 - 2008 Space Frontier Foundation
Chief Editor – William Watson - wwatson@spacefrontierfoundation.org
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A Giant Leap
and Crash
Winning X Prize Cup's Lunar Lander and Space Elevator Challenges proved just out of reach for contenders, but provided high drama for spectators. Megan Miller at Popular Science.com

The Future
of Flight
FAA Administrator Marion Blakey announced last week that it's "all systems go" for commercial space. Alan Boyle at MSNBC.com questions this declaration in a short follow-up interview. MSNBC.com

Drawing Private,
NASA Capital
Stock sales may not be on the table yet, but venture capital and serious public money is finding its way into the nascent U.S. commercial spaceflight industry. Frank Morring at Aviation Week

Unlikely
Bedfellows?
Lockheed Martin is studying an Atlas V launch system for Bigelow Aerospace's planned commercial human spaceflight service and does not plan to change the engines to man-rate the expendable booster. Flight International
Russian Vehicle Awaits U.S. Cash
Prodea pins investment in Russian suborbital launcher development on feasibility study. Rob Coppinger at Flight International

Taking Spaceflight Into Our Own Hands
Instead of depending on government handouts to get us to the stars, we need to take responsibility for the financing of our own dreams. Clifford McMurray at adAstra

X Prize Cup On-Demand
Watch video clips of the thrilling events as teams compete in the Northrup Grumman Lunar Lander Challenge, Elevator Games, and more! Space.com

Rocket Sport
Ready for TV
"Hell's Kitchen" producer A. Smith & Co. has sealed an exclusive deal to head up production for the nascent Rocket Racing League. Michael Schneider at Variety.com

Sneak a Peek Inside SpaceShipTwo
At NYC's NextFest Virgin Galactic showed off a detailed design of the cabin of their planned suborbital spacecraft. Jeff Foust at the Space Review
X Prize Cup – Evolution in Progress
The dust hasn't yet settled at this year's Wirefly X Prize Cup, but both the event's founders and participants are taking a look at next year's event and beyond. Space.com

Prepare for Failure
Space tourism companies must prepare now for how they will handle their first loss of life, since it could potentially derail the budding industry. Kelly Young at New Scientist.com

Next Space Tourist Launches Blog
With a March 2007 spaceflight in hand, American space tourist-in-training Charles Simonyi celebrated by launching a personal website where he'll document his trek. Space.com

NASA Invests in Its Future
'Red Planet' nonprofit to fund aerospace innovation, using NASA venture capital. Marc Kaufman at Washington Post

Words to Fear
"I'm from the government and I'm here to help." An offer of European government help has been announced for European firms pursuing crewed suborbital space tourism. Space Review

75 NewSpace Companies and Organizations
Note: this is an informal list, meaning the only requirement to be here is an active website. If you see an error, or wish to add a company or organization, please inform us by using our Comments page. Ultimately, the power of the marketplace will determine who remains listed.
4Frontiers Corporation
AeroAstro
ARCASpace
Airlaunch LLC
Andrews Space
Armadillo Aerospace
Apogee Books
AstroVision
Benson Space Company
Beyond-Earth
Bigelow Aerospace
Blue Origin
Canadian Arrow
Constellation Services International
Da Vinci Project
Difinity, Inc.
Digital Globe
E' Prime Aerospace
Ecliptic Enterprises Corporation
Epsori Space Systems Inc.
Flometrics
Forever Bound
Garvey Spacecraft
GeoEye
High Altitude Research
HMX Inc.
Interorbital Systems
Institute for Space Law and Policy
IPX Entertainment
JP Aerospace
Kelly Space
LiftPort Group
Lunar Enterprise
Lunar Resources
Lunar Transportation
ManSat
Masten Space Systems
Microcosm, Inc.
Optech
Orbital Recovery
Orion Propulsion
PlanetSpace
ProSpace
Rocketplane Ltd.
Scaled Composites
Space Access Society
Space Adventures
Space Channel
SpaceDev
SpaceX
Space Frontier Foundation
SPACEHAB
Space Island Group
Spacepartnerships
Space Propulsion Systems
Space Resources, Inc.
Spaceport Systems

Space Settlement Institute
Space Studies Institute
The Spaceship Company
Space Tourism Society
Sprague Astronautics
Tethers Unlimited
TGV Rockets
t/Space
TransOrbital
Universal Space Lines
Universal Space Network
UP Aerospace
Virgin Galactic
XCOR Aerospace
X Prize Foundation
X-Rocket, LLC
Zero-G Corporation
Past Issues of NewSpace News
NewSpace News #16 October 1, 2006 – Items include Anousheh Ansari's Space Blog, The Rocket Racing League, Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo, Bigelow's Sundancer, Starchaser vs Branson, UP Aerospace Rebounding, ESA to Sponsor Space Tourism Work, Reaching for the Stars, and more.
NewSpace News #15 September 1, 2006 – Items include Anousheh Ansari's ISS trip, COTS Winners, Blue Origin gets FAA Green Light, The Poor Man's Satellite, SpaceX Gets NASA Backing, Foundationers on The Space Show, The New Space Race and more.
NewSpace News #14 August 1, 2006 – Items include Genesis I in Orbit, COTS, Talk About Unaffordable Unsustainable, Blue Origin, Inside the Spaceship Factory, Making Space Sexy, Pseudo Rocket City, Money in the Moon, Stupid Rocket Tricks, and more.
NewSpace News #13 July 1, 2006 – Items include Instant Winner Space Prize, Blue's Rocket Clues, Genesis 1 Delay, Hawking Says Humans Must Go Into Space, Clash of the Space Travel Titans, Ultimate Lifeboat, SpaceShipTwo Design Details Revealed, and more.
NewSpace News #12 June 1, 2006 – Items include Mergers in Private Space Travel, What Burt Would Do Different, Hairy Eyeball On Spaceports, ISDC, More Prizes! The Orbit Awards, Finalists for NASA's Private Space Race, X-Woman Trains For Space Trip, and more.
NewSpace News #11 May 1, 2006 – Items include All the Personal Spaceflight News That's Fit, Citizens for Space, Small Steps for NewSpace at Space Access, A NASA Flying Carpet Ride, Attention HobbySpace Shoppers, Spaceflight for People of All Means, and more.
NewSpace News #10 April 1, 2006 – Items include The Best Rocket Failure Ever, Space Hawks Chase Death Rays, Rocket Town News, Responsive Space, Up with Upham, 2020 Vacation Vision, the sad ending of ArabSat, Masten Space Blog, Keys to Space Gold, and more.
NewSpace News #9 March 1, 2006 – Items include The Entrepreneur's Guide to the Galaxy, Public Space Travel, French Kistler, SeaLaunch Afloat, Heinlein Prize, Vertical Drag Racing, SpaceX's Falcon 1, The Real Stairway to Space Heaven, Final Frontier Littered with Junk, and more.
NewSpace News #8 February 1, 2006 – Items include Up a Creek Without ORS, The Right $tuff, NASA Gags Top Scientist, Soyuz Booked Up, Spaceport Defended, The Entreprenauts, Rocketship Kazakh, NewSpace Cowboys, March Storm 2006, and more.
NewSpace News #7 January 1, 2006 – Items include RocketForge, Virgin Atlantic, COTS, Private Companies Compete for Moon Trips, Masten Space Systems, NASA Seeks Help from Private Rocketeers, XCOR, and Europe's first Galileo (Giove-A) launch success, and more.
NewSpace News #6 December 1, 2005 – Items include Space Calendar, the B612 Foundation, SpaceX's Falcon 1, Hayabusa collects asteroid samples, Masten Space Systems, Air Force General Pete Worden promotes space as a solution to Earth's biggest problems, and more.
NewSpace News #5 November 1, 2005 – Items include Space Shot, ACES and ISS Commerce, Armadillo Aerospace, Orbital Recovery, SpaceDev, Space Services Inc., Seeks Solar Weather Biz, Greg Olsen's Flight, Interorbital Systems, and more.
NewSpace News #4 October 1, 2005 – Items include IMAX's Magnificent Desolation, Space Films does a high-def commercial on the ISS for a Japanese client, New Mexico Spaceport Plans, John Herrington joins Rocketplane, author Ben Bova has an idea for saving the ISS, and more.
NewSpace News #3 September 1, 2005 – Items include XCOR, Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipThree, FindMeaCrater.com, NASA Launches Startups for Ships, Orion Propulsion, views of opening the frontier by Elon Musk of SpaceX and SpaceDev's Jim Benson, Trip to ISS Helps Sell Jets, and more.
NewSpace News #2 August 1, 2005 – Items include Space Frontier Conference 14, a $100 million Lunar round trip offering, Ron Howard's Xquest, Honeymooners Sign Up for Virgin Space Quickie, The Institute for Space Law & Policy, and more.
NewSpace News #1 July 1, 2005 – The Space Frontier Foundation is proud to announce the first issue of its new monthly electronic newsletter. NewSpace News briefly summaries a dozen or so of the more relevant NewSpace stories of the past month and provides links to the original stories. So, if you want to know why Florida announced a weight loss program for 15 teachers, or what's with those guys sticking a rocket up a Lear Jet's tail, or why t/Space is throwing dummies out of airplanes, you should click the link above.
NewSpace News #0 June 1, 2005 – The prototype of NewSpace News, the Space Frontier Foundation's new monthly electronic newsletter. NewSpace News briefly summaries a dozen or so of the more relevant NewSpace stories of the past month and provides links to the original stories. Stories in the prototype include news about PlanetSpace, SpaceX's Falcon 1, a possible Boeing/Lockheed monopoly, Teachers in NewSpace, and Aera Corp, a new and mysterious NewSpace company.
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